The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) and Care Flight announce the promotion of Shannon Petty, RN, CRFN, to the position of Care Flight’s base supervisor for the ground critical care transport and the fixed-wing base in Reno.
Care Flight, a program of REMSA, is a regional helicopter, airplane and ground critical care transport service. Care Flight helicopters provide coverage to more than 54,000 square miles of northern Nevada and northeastern California and its airplane transports critical patients across the 11-state western region. Care Flight’s fleet includes four AStar 350 B3 helicopters, a Pilatus PC-12/45 single-engine airplane, and a ground Critical Care Transport ambulance. It is the only critical care emergency service in the region with all three aspects of care.
Petty will oversee day-to-day base operations which, between the fixed-wing program and the Critical Care Transport, can total approximately 55 transports per month. In addition, she will act as one of the supervisors-on-call for Care Flight which provides oversight across the entire regional program.
“Shannon has more than 15 years of critical care nursing experience,” said Ron Walter, executive director of Care Flight. “She is dedicated, detail-oriented and will be a great asset to Care Flight’s management team.”
Petty has worked as a critical care nurse at various Reno hospitals and joined Care Flight in 2011. Petty graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a bachelor’s degree of science in nursing.